Was up at 500 as planned  Good thing I’m used to hurry up and wait  I’ll be doing a lot of that over the next week 

Been a long time since I’ve seen a sunrise over the Mississippi River

I’m on bus #8  All the way in the back  The driver has already warned us the onboard bathroom can get a little fragrant. 

Met a very nice retired couple from Colorado.   It’s their third RAGBRAI.  They’re not camping out.  They’ve got spots in the rolling air conditioned apartments the tour group offers.

Summer camp for  bicyclists

 Using the bus’ s Wi-Fi to post this.